A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Nader maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Nader, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Nader prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Nader uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Nader ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Reconciling Differences within a Family

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Preconscious
Overall Story Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Overall Story Problem: Process
Overall Story Solution: Result
Overall Story Symptom: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Response: Accurate
Overall Story Catalyst: Confidence
Overall Story Inhibitor: Knowledge
Overall Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Memory

Main Character Throughline

Nader

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Being
Main Character Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Main Character Problem: Cause
Main Character Solution: Effect
Main Character Symptom: Non-Accurate
Main Character Response: Accurate
Main Character Unique Ability: Ability
Main Character Critical Flaw: Value
Main Character Benchmark: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 3: Being
Main Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Influence Character Throughline

Termeh

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Doing
Influence Character Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Influence Character Problem: Process
Influence Character Solution: Result
Influence Character Symptom: Unending
Influence Character Response: Ending
Influence Character Unique Ability: Skill
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Fact
Influence Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 1: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Understanding

Relationship Story Throughline

Father/Daughter

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Progress
Relationship Story Issue: Threat vs. Security
Relationship Story Problem: Process
Relationship Story Solution: Result
Relationship Story Symptom: Cause
Relationship Story Response: Effect
Relationship Story Catalyst: Security
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Wisdom
Relationship Story Benchmark: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Preconscious
Overall Story Consequence: Progress
Overall Story Cost: Doing
Overall Story Dividend: Being
Overall Story Requirements: Subconscious
Overall Story Prerequisites: Future
Overall Story Preconditions: Obtaining
Overall Story Forewarnings: Becoming

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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